It is with great sadness that we have to confirm the cancellation of our concert ‪on the 28th March‬.

I know we shall all share the same disappointment, but we are already thinking of ways to perform these wonderful works at a later date.

Choir Rehearsals have been suspended for the time being.
We will be in touch when this situation changes.

Ticket holders, we ask that you are patient with us and York Minster (who are the ticket agent for the event) during this unprecedented time.
If you purchased your tickets online, the Minster will be in touch.

The Minster website has an error on saying that we are dealing with the refunds. If you bought your ticket from the MInster they will be in touch re refunds. If you bought your tickets through our Friends group please contact Barbara who will advise accordingly via the YMS email address

Thanks for your support in the past, and of course, the future.

Stay well.





York Musical Society (YMS) is a large and friendly choral society, directed by David Pipe. The choir sings most of its concerts in the wonderful setting of York Minster.

YMS has contributed to the musical life of the city of York since 1876.

We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, annual workshop and other events. We always welcome new members and Friends of YMS.
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, 7.30–9.30pm, in the Shepherd Hall at St Olave’s School, York. 
For more details, see the
Get Involved page of this website – click here

Our 2019/20 season of concerts at York Minster is sponsored by Shepherd Group.


Requiem Aeternam

Fauré: Requiem
Michael Haydn: Requiem
Saturday 28th March 2020, 7.30pm
York Minster
For tickets – click here


Splendours of the Baroque
Vivaldi: Gloria
Marcello: Trumpet Concerto in D minor
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Coronation Anthems
Saturday 13th June 2020, 7.30pm
York Minster

Photos of recent concerts and other events can be seen on our Gallery page


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